So ... Playing Dead had a gig last night at Johnny D's, a club near Boston, where the city unexpectedly got a foot and a half of snow dumped on it instead of the forecasted 4 inches. Ironically, this was a makeup gig for our 2-9 performance, which was snowed out by the blizzard.
But not knowing what it was going to be like parking, or getting the gear in, I left my regular rig home and just took a bone stock Fender Vibrolux (40 watts, with 2X10 Fender speakers), two cables, a Boss OD-2R and a stock PRS Custom 24. I figured I could carry it a few blocks in one trip if we couldn't get near the club.
The results were interesting ... the PRS' pickups (59/09) are hot as hell, and they were driving the heck out of the Vibrolux. I played through the bright channel, treble on 8, bass on 3 or 4, reverb on 4, tilted back and miked with an SM-57. Not real loud, volume was up on three.
I alternated between the bridge humbucker and the 4th position on the 5 way, which would be the bridge humbucker in parallel with the neck's south coil. Kind of a Strat tone with a little quack to it.
Here's a little board excerpt from the second or third tune, They Love Each Other. Not a Jerry tone at all, but it's interesting to hear the "Jerryness" come through the fingers. This was the 4th position.http://leftyguitarsonly.com/vic/tleoexcerpt.mp3
Goes to show ... something, I suppose. I wonder how it would have sounded with a 58 Les Paul reissue.